Michael Talbott (born February 2, 1955) is an American actor. He portrayed Detective Stanley Switek in the crime drama television series Miami Vice (1984–1989).
|Born||February 2, 1955|
Waverly, Iowa, U.S.
|Years active||1973–2001, 2014|
Talbott is best known for his co-starring role as Detective Stanley Switek in the 1980s television series Miami Vice. His other television credits include M*A*S*H, Sanford and Son, The Jeffersons, Eight is Enough and other series.
He appeared in a number of films, playing a bully in Carrie, a party-crasher in Big Wednesday, a highway patrolman in Any Which Way You Can, a reckless stunt driver in Used Cars, a real estate agent in Manhunter, and a reluctant deputy in First Blood. Talbott had a small part in National Lampoon's Vacation but his scene was edited out of the final cut, although his character "Cowboy" is shown in a photograph during the end credits, and his name appears in the credits as well.
As of 2011 he is also a spokesperson/presenter for Panteao Productions, a production company and distributor of firearms and tactical videos.
|1974||Big Bad Mama||Sheriff's Son|
|1977||The Reunion||Also director|
|1980||Any Which Way You Can||Officer Morgan|
|1982||First Blood||Deputy Balford|
|1983||Heart Like a Wheel||Englishtown Announcer|
|1983||National Lampoon's Vacation||Cowboy|
|1984||Racing with the Moon||Bill|
|1988||Miles from Home||Pickup Owner|
|1988||Going to the Chapel||Marty|
|1991||Guilty as Charged||Sparrow|
|1992||Hero||State Police Officer|
|1993||Acting on Impulse||Melvin|
|1995||Captain Nuke and the Bomber Boys||Scumbag|
|2014||Sal and the Goon||Isaac Guthry||Short film|
|1973||Blood Sport||Bubba Montgomery||Television film|
|1974||Unwed Father||Corey||Television film|
|1974||If I Love You, Am I Trapped Forever?||Dave McGee||Television film|
|1975||The Streets of San Francisco||Charles Reynolds||Episode: "Ten Dollar Murder"|
|1975||Sanford and Son||Pete||Episode: "The Family Man"|
|1976||Police Woman||Officer #1||Episode: "Trial by Prejudice"|
|1976||Baa Baa Black Sheep||S.P.||Episode: "The Cat's Whiskers"|
|1977||Dead of Night||Vinnie McCauley||Television film|
|1977||Kingston: Confidential||Billy Coughlin||Episode: "The Rage at Hannibal"|
|1977||M*A*S*H||G.I. #2||Episode: "Fallen Idol"|
|1978||James at 15||Casey Mahoney||Episode: "Star-Crossed Lovers"|
|1978||The Initiation of Sarah||Freddie||Television film|
|1978||A Death in Canaan||Trooper Miles||Television film|
|1979||Out of the Blue||Corman||Episode: "The Random Bust"|
|1980||Amber Waves||Tork Torkelson||Television film|
|1980||To Race the Wind||Burly Man||Television film|
|1980||Lou Grant||Warren||Episode: "Harassment"|
|1981||Eight Is Enough||Ozzie||Episode: "Father Knows Best?"|
|1982||This Is Kate Bennett...||Gary Harris||Television film|
|1983||Uncommon Valor||Fireman||Television film|
|1983||Memorial Day||Watney||Television film|
|1983||Scarecrow and Mrs. King||Phil Brunsky||Episode: "Sudden Death"|
|1984||The Seduction of Gina||Gregg||Television film|
|1984||The Jeffersons||Cowboy||Episode: "My Guy, George"|
|1984||Bay City Blues||Charlie||Episode: "Rocky IV-Eyes"|
|1984||Used Cars||Mickey||Television film|
|1984–1989||Miami Vice||Detective Stan Switek||110 episodes|
|1985||Space||Tom Savage||Television miniseries|
|1990||Sugar and Spice||Joe||Episode: "Breaking in Is Hard to Do"|
|1991||Runaway Father||Bill||Television film|
|1993||Jack Reed: Badge of Honor||Eddie Dirkson||Television film|
|1994||Jack Reed: A Search for Justice||Eddie Dirkson||Television film|
|1995||Out There||Haywood Roussell||Television film|
|1995||Jack Reed: One of Our Own||Eddie Dirkson||Television film|
|1996||Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance||Eddie Dirkson||Television film|
|2001||The Fighting Fitzgeralds||Callahan||2 episodes|
|2001||Three Blind Mice||Jimmy Farrell||Television film|
|1995||Mr. Payback: An Interactive Movie||Car Jerk|
- Caulfield, Deborah (1986-06-29). "A Bit of 'Vice' in Iowa". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2022-03-29.
- "Iowans of the Stage and Screen". Times Republican. 2016-02-21. Retrieved 2016-02-21.
- "Iowans of the Stage and Screen". Times Republican. February 21, 2016. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
- "Michael Talbott Biography (1955-)". Film Reference. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
- "NRA News Interview With Actor Michael Talbott". World News Network. December 18, 2010. Archived from the original on 2016-10-26. Retrieved 2016-06-29.
- Barkley, Meredith (1990-06-13). "POLICE, NRA ADS PROMOTE GUN SAFETY". News & Record. Retrieved 2016-06-29.
- Buehner, Kristin (2012-11-04). "Greene welcomes 9/11 firefighter, wounded veterans". Globe Gazette. Retrieved 2016-06-29.
- "Panteao Productions to sponsor Miami Vice themed side match at the Carolina Cup". Tactical Life. May 16, 2011. Retrieved 2016-06-29.